Israel Put Away Determined Portugal



Katia Levitsky (Israel)
Katia Levitsky had a strong game with 14 points and 8 rebounds for Israel

Israel defeated Portugal 58-47 on Saturday for their fourth victory in the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round.

Power forward/center Katia Levitsky led the Israelis with 14 points and eight rebounds in the Group A game.

Israel only edged Portugal in the first encounter, 62-60, back on 27 June and the visiting side played with a real sense of purpose in the second encounter.

The side from the Iberian Peninsula trailed 39-35 with less than 12 minute remaining.

Israel scored the last nine points of the quarter for a 48-35 advantage and stayed comfortably ahead the rest of the way.

Portugal's 21-year-old center Sofia Da Silva had 11 points and 12 rebounds.

The Portuguese fell in all eight of their Qualification Round games.

Italy and Latvia claimed the two places for the Final Round from Group A.


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